• Case Study: Ted Bundy

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    8 pages in length. There are many answers to the question that asks why seemingly "normal" people commit such unthinkable crimes as murder. To look at Ted Bundy, there is no indication of the monster that lived within - the attractive, artful sociopath whose intelligence and wit enraptured all who crossed his path. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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    CASE STUDY: TED BUNDY by , Ph.D. (c) November 2003 paper properly!  There are many answers to the question that asks why seemingly "normal" people commit such unthinkable crimes as murder. To look at Ted Bundy, there is no  indication of the monster that lived within - the attractive, artful sociopath whose intelligence and wit enraptured all who crossed his path. For the most part, people like Bundy  are considered failures at life, a reality that is often only made apparent after the fact. Crime author Ron Holmes says serial killing is an addiction, and murderers ultimately  get caught because they slip up on the small things, getting lazy after committing the same crimes over and over again and just not paying attention to detail (Toufexis, 1994).  Perhaps Bundy put it best himself: "You learn what you need to know to kill and take care of the details, like changing a tire. The first  time youre careful; the 30th time you cant remember where you put the lug wrench" (Toufexis, 1994, p. 64). Kids will be  kids, except when they hurt, torture or kill animals. That, say behaviorists, is one of the significant indications of underlying psychological trouble. Bundy, along with murderer Charlie Manson,  Jeffrey Dahmer and most other killers of this sort, began their torturous abuse on animals. Indeed, the evidence that childhood animal abuse ultimately leads to adulthood crimes is irrefutable.  Senator Ed Perlmutter, who sponsored a bill to stiffen the punishment of animal cruelty charges, has no doubt that animal cruelty is linked 

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